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Jake Hlas Awarded Glenn and Ginger Sterk 4-H Scholarship from Iowa 4-H Foundation

June 14, 2018
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Hlas is awarded $1,000 from Glenn and Ginger Sterk 4-H Scholarship Ames, Iowa – Jake Hlas, Tama County, was awarded the Glenn and Ginger Sterk Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation at the recognition ceremony Sunday, June 3 in Ames. The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced the recipients of over 70 Iowa 4-H scholarships valued at over $100,000. Recipients accepted their awards on Sunday, June 3 at the Foundation’s scholarship recognition ceremony held in the Scheman Building at Iowa State University. Over 500 applications were submitted and scholarships have been awarded to recipients from 48 counties across the state of Iowa with a wide variety of  4-H experiences.Hlas is working toward earning a degree in animal science with a possible minor in agriculture business at Iowa State University. In 4-H, he was a member of county council, helped with a service projects and completed many projects at the county and state levels. On ISU’s campus, he is an active member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. He served as the public relations chair and the vice-noble ruler of planning. He is a College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ambassador and animal science guide. In the future, Hlas would like to work at a large beef genetic company.“The work ethic that I have gained from my 4-H experience is something that I would not trade for anything,” said Hlas. “Iowa 4-H Foundation scholarships acknowledge the hard work and dedication of young people who have used their 4-H skills and experiences to ‘make the best better’ for others,” said Emily Saveraid, Executive Director of the Iowa 4-H Foundation. “We also are thankful for the many scholarship donors who fund these important opportunities for Iowa 4-H’ers.” The Glenn and Ginger Sterk 4-H Scholarship is to a current or former Iowa 4-H’er from Poweshiek, Jasper, Tama, Marshall, Mahaska, Story, Iowa, Marion Polk or Warren Counties.  Applicants are undergraduates attending any college or university in the state of Iowa studying  agronomy, beef nutrition or soil conservation. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

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